Rabindranath Tagore’s 79th Death Anniversary: 10 Important Facts You Need To Know Today About India’s First Nobel Laureate



New Delhi: Rabindranath Tagore is a world icon, who contributed immensely to the world literature, wore a number of hats from being a poet, novelist, essayist, thinker, and musician. Today, the multifaceted persona is being remembered on his demise anniversary. Also Read: Coronavirus: India Sees Biggest Jump With Over 62K Fresh Cases, Overall Count Surges Past 2 MillionThe best poet within the historical past has composed the National Anthems of two nations – “Jana Gana Mana Adhinayaka Jaya He” for India and “Amar Shonar Bangla” for Bangladesh.

Fondly known as as Gurudev, his works expressed each emotion that makes us human and influenced every considered one of us who adopted his works. The demise anniversary of the legendary poet is well known as ‘Baishe Shrabon‘ (Shravan 22, within the Bengali calendar) in Bengal.

It could be very easy to be comfortable, however it is rather tough to be easy

-Rabindranath Tagore

Here are 10 fascinating details concerning the international icon.

  1. Tagore was born on 7 May 1861 in Kolkata. The international icon handed away on today, August 7, within the 12 months 1941.
  2. Father Devendranath Tagore and mom Sharda Devi have been very keen on him as a result of he was the youngest of 13 siblings.
  3. After finishing his education, Tagore enrolled in England. He acquired his legislation training from the University of London. However, he returned to India earlier than the diploma.
  4. Tagore was the primary non-European to win the Nobel Prize in 1913 for the poem Gitanjali. This was his final composition.
  5. Even the nationwide anthem of Sri Lanka is taken into account to be impressed by his poetry. He composed about 2,230 songs.
  6. Gurudev has penned tons of of novels, brief tales, dance-dramas, poems, essays and travelogues. He has written over 2000 songs, that are popularly often called ‘Rabindra Sangeet‘.
  7. Some of the very best literary works incudes Haimanti, Kabuliwala, Kshudita Pashna and Musalmanir Golpo.
  8. Other works embrace Gora, Gitanjali, Rakta Karabi, Ghare Baire, Shesher Kobita, Raja O Rani, Tasher Desh, Dena Paona, Shanchayita. Most of his work has been translated into a number of languages.
  9. Famous novels embrace Chaturanga, Gora, Naukadubi, Jogjog, Ghare Bayar.
  10. Tagore had an ideal respect for Mahatma Gandhi. However, there have been occasions when the 2 have differed on many points. Tagore’s strategy was extra logical. It is noteworthy that it was Tagore who gave the title of Mahatma to Gandhi.


Check his well-known quotes:

  • Every little one comes with the message that God isn’t but discouraged of man.
  • Love doesn’t declare possession however provides freedom.
  • And as a result of I like this life, I do know I shall love demise as nicely.
  • Music fills the infinite between two souls.
  • He who has the information has the accountability to impart it to the scholars.
  • Those who personal a lot have a lot to worry
  • Nirvana isn’t the blowing out of the candle. It is the extinguishing of the flame as a result of day is come
  • If you cry as a result of the solar has gone out of your life, your tears will forestall you from seeing the celebs.


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